Take a walk on the child side
We have been on a wild and crazy journey through this maze we call family entrepreneurship. That’s the “code word” for our family. It must be code because when we are asked about our business we get a few well-meaning comments like, “Oh, that’s neat.” Neat? No, taking a family vacation is neat. Watching your child play in the water on a hot summer day is neat. Starting a family business is not neat. Matter of fact it can be quite messy! Anyone who has started a business knows it is more work than they bargained for. Working closely with your soul mate and the three children you bore with him brings out the worst in everyone. . . and the best! Our heartbreaks and mistakes, the thrill of excitement and the agony of defeat is on display for the whole family to witness and partake in. It makes for a super-duper character building extravaganza. Include into the mix homeschooling a teenager, a preteen, and a six year old and you have a recipe for a very crazy home-life along with learning a new business. God is good! I look back on the many times I wanted to quit working on the doll and just return to my “former self” where things were predictable and easy. Those were the days when I would drop my children off at school, come home, clean my house and be satisfied. Nothing could be more satisfying than a clean home. Why? I was good at it. It was easy and non-confrontational . I could do it by myself without a care in the world. I was comfortable! I liked it. But as continue to take baby steps forward, it is becoming all to clear that God does not like comfortable if it is not from Him.
My desire, over the next several weeks, is to share our story with you. The who, what, when and why of The Freedom Girls which is our product line for young girls. It has been a long road since we first received the idea of creating this ministry to this generation of young people. The timeless message is that of the Bible and it says that God loves us so much that He sent His son to die for us. Join us as we share our heart for this ministry. Partner with us by joining the discussion. We hope to hear from young girls who will tell their story and understand that God’s sovereignty comforts and challenges them just as it did the Old Testament Ruth. Why is that important? God commands it. Psalm 78:1-8 (The Message)
Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays right here as I map out Ruth’s Journey. We will be posting reminders in facebook as well as tweets in the coming weeks. If you are not already friending or following us, please do so now.